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My dad is recovering from dengue fever disease, and the ALT and AST result are 148 and 115,respectively. Is that a big problem?
Dengue: Great to hear your dad is recovering - dengue can be a particularly nasty virus. Those liver numbers, fortunately, are only mildly elevated and if his symptoms are getting better, I'm convinced he'll make a full recovery. Dengue can cause low blood pressure, which may have caused those liver abnormalities in the first place. You can check a follow up test in a few days with the platelet count. ...Read more
3yo acute onset tachypnea, wheezing. Given albuterol, wheezing subsided; tachypnea remains. No apparent distress, lethargy, fever, history disease, etc.
I don't have fever.Even with diseases that always go with fever.I had 2/3 times in my life(when i was young).+my body temperature is always 35.2C?
Questions:: 1) is the instrument you're using to measure your temp accurate? 2) are you using oral, rectal, axillary temps or forehead strips? 3) what time of day are you checking it? 4) How is your overall health? (A sluggish thyroid may lower your body temp.) Generally we're concerned when the temperature is too high, not "too low" unless you have symptoms or an associated medical condition. ...Read more
Lyme disease: Fever from lyme disease starts from 2 days after the tick bite to a few weeks . It usually starts with mild fever , fatigue, headache, muscle joint pains and at times swollen glands and a bulls -eye rash ( red rash with a central clear area) . These are early stage features and short . Not every one will have a fever. Lots of other symtoms develop once early stage clears. ...Read more
Hi , I am medical student and i would like to find answer for my question ( what is the difference between rehumatic fever & rehumatic heart disease )?
ARF: Acute rheumatic fever is accompanied by pancarditis, an inflammatory condition affecting all layers of the heart, including pericardium, myocardium, endocardium, etc. Rheumatic heart disease is the damage done by the inflammation of arf. As a medical student you should be solving issues like this by reading, not by asking questions online. ...Read more
Depends: If you caught the disease early, in stage 1 with the initial fever and rash, fever should resolve within a couple of days of starting the antibiotic. If the disease had progressed further before treatment was initiated, it may take a lot longer to become fever free - even 10-14 days. Make sure you don't skip doses and let your doc know if any new symptoms or you're not feeling better. ...Read more
After a tick bite, I had two days of headache and fatigue. No rash or fever. Potential lyme disease?
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